From the bestselling author of Quiver and The Witch of Cologne ...Two women in different centuries discover the allure of scientific research ...and the cruelty of love. In 1860, twenty-year-old Lavinia Huntington is transported from her Irish village to start a new life in Mayfair, London, as the wife of a gentleman anthropologist thirty years ...Read MoreFrom the bestselling author of Quiver and The Witch of Cologne ...Two women in different centuries discover the allure of scientific research ...and the cruelty of love. In 1860, twenty-year-old Lavinia Huntington is transported from her Irish village to start a new life in Mayfair, London, as the wife of a gentleman anthropologist thirty years her senior. One year later she is standing trial for his murder. In modern-day Los Angeles, forty-year-old Professor Julia Huntington, geneticist, returns from a field trip to Afghanistan. She has received a prestigious commission from the US Defense Department to research a genetic propensity to kill without remorse. Soul is a story of two women, across two eras, and their struggle with obsessive love and revenge. Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, part commentary on genetics and human behaviour, sexual jealousy and betrayal, it is both provocative and unputdownable. 'A racy plot with anthropological overtones' Sunday Telegraph 'Provocative and compelling' Good ReadingRead Less
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Only made it about 160 pages into this thing and decided it wasn't for me. Here are my impressions based on those 160 pages. I only found one main character likeable in this thing, Lavinia. Oddly enough, having found her the only likeable character I just didn't find her storyline in the book necessary. I understand the author was trying to draw a comparison between the two characters but I don't think it was really necessary for me. The inclusion of Lavinia's story just become filler for me. At first I was intrigued by the premise of the genetic project of the other main character and was interested to see how it was going to play out but after a small mention in the first 10 pages or so it was obvious it was going to take a back burner to sex,betrayal, and pity parties. Too bad, could have made an interesting story and perhaps the line of the book changed I'm just not willing to use my time to see if it does.
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